Rainy Day Play | The Muncy Family

Chesterfield, VA Documentary Photographer

Hi friends!

Happy Friday!

If you’re reading this blog post, thanks for popping in. It’s been far too long since I last blogged and for that I’m sorry. But it does feel good to be back in the blogging routine and crossing things off a to-do list. I promise not to disappear like that again!

At the beginning of April, I had the sweetest opportunity to spend a rainy Saturday morning with this cute little family.

Like so many of the family’s that I get the chance to work with, I met the Muncy’s through our church. In fact, Ben was the very first person to greet us on our first day visiting the church. You’ve heard me say it before, friends, and I’ll say it again. We’re so blessed by all the people we’ve met through Christian Life and know that it’s no coincidence that we found it before we even moved to Virginia.

And as if this session could be any more special… almost a year ago to the date, I shot one of my very first documentary sessions with Ben’s brother and his family. And later in the year, I did a mini-documentary session with his other brother’s family. So it’s no wonder you’d recognize the last name.

Anywho, earlier this year, Amanda and I were in the same bible study life group  and I asked her if she’d be willing to let me document a Saturday morning with her family, to which she agreed!

On a rainy, cool Saturday morning, I arrived at the Muncy’s home in Chesterfield and watched their morning unfold. We started with reading books together. But that quickly progressed into playtime, including a rock show to The Greatest Showman soundtrack. Cue all the laughter and all the good dance moves as little B rocked out with his guitar.

Nicole Guido Photography - Chesterfield VA Documentary Photographer - Family reading on couch

When their favorite song ended, we migrated to the kitchen table, where they made yummy play-doh raviolis and snakes.

Playing with play doh, Chesterfield VA Documentary Photographer

Then it was time to play. I love when little ones are so excited to show me their favorite toys. I find it fascinating to quietly watch their big imaginations come alive and I’m especially mindful to capture those moments on camera so that mom and dad can cherish and reminisce when they outgrow those toys.

Dad tickling son - Chesterfield VA Documentary Photographer

We also decided that it would be great day to stomp in puddles. And the kiddos were so excited to use their boots and umbrellas.

Kids splashing in puddles - Chesterfield VA Documentary Photographer

Some of my favorite photos are when mom decides to jump too!

Jumping in puddles with rain boots - Chesterfield VA Documentary Photographer

When everyone started to get a bit cold, we headed back inside for hot cocoa and more playtime.

Making hot cocoa - Richmond VA

Mom tickling son - Chesterfield VA Family Photographer

And just like that, the session ended as sweetly as it began. Friends, I had so much fun with this family. Little B and Z have some of the greatest personalities ever – I mean, I was laughing continuously and always on my toes.

Wondering if a documentary session is right for you? Check out these past sessions:

Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree

Breakfast in Chester

Summer Nights in Richmond

Drop me a note and let’s start planning your documentary session!

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